The central aim of ISLE is to promote the study of English Language, that is, the study of the structure and history of standard and non-standard varieties of English, in terms of both form and function, at an international level. We aim for the society to provide a geographically and theoretically neutral central contact point for all those who are academically active and who identify with this aim. Although there are country-specific 'Anglist' or 'English Language and Literature' associations and country-specific 'Linguistics' associations (and we hope to be in contact with these, where appropriate) ISLE is the first global umbrella organisation fulfilling this role.

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International Society for the Linguistics of English

  • 17 July 2018, UCL, London
    ISLE 5, the 5th conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English, will take place in London, 17-20 July 2018.

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  • ICL20: the 20th International Congress of Linguists

    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 02 - 06 July 2018
    The Congress is meant to showcase current developments in Linguistics.The call for workshop proposals is open until 13 January 2017: http://icl20capetown.com/index.php/2016-06-20-10-33-33/abstract
    Organised by Prof. Rajend Mesthrie

  • Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies

    University of Louvain, Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 12 - 14 September 2018
    Exploration of the theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the creation and use of corpora in contrastive and translation studies
    Organised by Sylviane Granger & Marie-Aude Lefer

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